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Shiso Sushi & Grill
Shiso Sushi & Grill

Shiso Sushi & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shisorestaurant.com/
  • Email: info@shisorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (707) 933-9331
  • Hours of Operation: HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY-SUNDAY 4:30-6PM.
    Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 4:30-9pm

    Closed Sundays and Mondays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Ed Metcalfe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do custom live on-site sushi bars or sit down dinner parties for all occasions. For our catering divison please see us at wwww.winecountrysushi.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our outside patio is a perfect option for a private dining options.
  • Private Party Contact: Ed Metcalfe (650) 862-6633
  • Entertainment: We offer a night special sheet based on what is available in our chefs garden at that time. Our specials have great kitchen choices for those not excited about sushi. For more details phone us for a full list of our current specials on the dinner menu. Ask for nightly specials.
  • Special Events & Promotions: If you would like to book a special event. Please call us at 707-933-9331. This is the perfect size restaurant to do a small private party. We can accomidate up to 40 people.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Pleanty of parking with easy access for limo's, big car's, and all vehicles.
A word from Shiso Sushi & Grill
Thank You for choosing Shiso sushi and grill, as we know you have many options. Our goal is to provide a great dining experience through our unique cuisine and great friendly service. We at Shiso are passionate about our space, food, and general daily opportunity to serve the public.
Our menu focuses on seasonal ingredients including sourcing from our own chef’s garden. Sonoma is well known for its long growing season and amazing local fish, produce and dairy making it the perfect backdrop for our creative chefs. Our menu is primarily focused on Japanese traditional fare with some influences on other parts of Asian. We were voted best new restaurant is Sonoma in 2006 and received two years in a row nod from the Michelin guide as well as several accolades such as in Sonoma Magazine, Sunset magazine and Napa/Sonoma magazine. We vacated our original location at 522 Broadway in 2009 to focus on a smaller location.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Love this local place that's hidden in the Lucky's shopping Center. Went to Shiso when it first opened on Broadway and found it again about a year ago. The food is fresh and the staff is lovely. Highly recommend. Try any specialty roll. "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The fish was extremely fresh and there are some very innovative non-sushi options, too!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The menu was unique and delicious. Plates were great for sharing so we could try lots of different things. The flavors and textures were interesting and definitely innovative. Unfortunately, the service was a little off and left us feeling awkward a lot of the time. Still worth a try for the good food though"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our 4th visit since Feb and time to write a review! Delighted to have this gem in our backyard. Just a few minutes from the Square, don't be turned away by its shopping center location. Once inside, the ambiance is intimate and comfortable. We look forward to dining al fresco in the coming months-plans are underway to expand and create an outdoor dining space! Service fantastic & friendly. Fish & Food fresh (yes, same fish monger as Morimotos at a fraction of the cost!) creative, superlative, balanced, savory, and well we could go on.... On our most recent visit, loved the special soup of the day a lobster miso, scallop dish, & black cod... Great selection of infused sakes and their home blended tea is pure comfort!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were looking for a restaurant off the beaten path. Shiso met all of our expectations. Excellent service and sushi. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Although we have always been fans of Japanese cuisine (I lived in Japan for 3 years and my husband traveled there regularly on business), it's been a bit of a challenge to find chefs (of any cuisine) who know how to put together a nutritious meal for us now that we're vegan - i.e. whole food, plant based. The search for a Japanese restaurant in our neighborhood is over! The chef went out of his way to put together a multi-course meal, that he paired with sake selections. It was one of the best meals we've ever had. Excellent!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everytime I go here, my first thought is the Spider Roll. But there is so much on the menu I start with other things. Then I feel I would like just a little something more, and it is the spider roll."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "What a treat to have a lovely Japanese restaurant in our little town of Sonoma. The space is lovely. The service excellent. I love the Happy Hour offerings. Wonderful selection - great pricing."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I felt truly nourished after I finished the salmon lunch bento!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Delicious Japanese fusion meals. Fresh fish, and innovative dishes. Try the clams in mirin broth and scallops martini."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We are world traveled including Japan and live local. We took our visiting son and daughter-in with us to Shiso and all 4 of us rated it a 10....top of the mountain for not only excellent service but quality of freshness and taste. It was beautifully presented and such a delight for us to enjoy this gem of an experience right here in Sonoma. We look forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This is one of our two favorite restaurants as new residents of Sonoma. Sushi is always fresh and pristine. Specials are lovely and imaginative, especially the shirome carpaccio and the bluefin tartare. We especially like to let proprietor, Ed, select and prepare dishes for us - always a treat. Small, but excellent sake selection. I like to judge a restaurant by the small things, as well, and his miso soup is the best that I have had, ever. When we recommend Shiso to friends, it becomes one of their favorites, too. Don't let the shopping mall location deter you, decor is subdued and intimate and candlelit by evening - a very pleasant surprise that qualifies Shiso as a romantic, date restaurant. Relaxed, warm vibe."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Several years ago we tried Shiso on Broadway after moving here from the Monterey area. The food and presentations were not up to the standards we were used to. After Ed moved to Maxwell Village we tried it again and were less than impressed. Move forward a couple of years and we tried it a few days ago. Tried ordering wine and half were not available. The tempura was salty and greasy not light like good tempura. My sushi was OK, but nothing to rave about. Apparently they are going to reinvent themselves into Asian Fusion. Hope it works out for them as I will never return."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I brought my date to Shiso as I had heard a new top Sushi chef from Roka Akur become a partner there. What a great blend of hot prepared faire with incredibly fresh Siuhi presented well. I asked chef Iki to make recomendations and from start to finish each serving was excelent."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Who knew we had such a treasure in our little town of Sonoma. Shiso is beautiful. We had reserved on Open Table and it was a good thing. The restaurant was packed. The only table available was the one with the Reserved sign for us! The menu is very different from a typical Japanese restaurant. Delightful seasonal dishes. Loved everything we ordered. The staff was perfect. Very attentive, but not overbearing. We will be back very soon. And they are open for Lunch!!!! Very exciting."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I love their rolls. Their spider roll is my favorite. They use fresh, seasonal food. This was the first time I tried the Poki. Definately wonderful."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "After a bike ride in the area, we discovered Shiso Sushi purely by chance. Located in a shopping center tucked in an inconspicuous corner we were slightly skeptical. We arrived during happy hour and were immediately impressed with the ambiance, good service, nice menu selection and reasonable prices. I liked the quick service and freshness of the ingredients. My wife also enjoyed the decor. We returned a couple months later and found our first good experience wasn't a fluke and appreciated the same fine experience. Shiso Sushi will be a regular stop when we visit the Sonoma area."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We tried Google Maps for directions (as we were visiting Sonoma) and ended up spending 15 minutes searching on foot for the restaurant in a shopping complex on Sonoma Plaza. Even though the name of the restaurant is on the complex directory, and Google sent us there repeatedly, the restaurant is actually a couple of miles away in a Lucky shopping center. The restaurant staff seemed pretty nonchalant about the mix up, said "we can't do anything about it" with a shrug. Frustrating way to start dinner. Happily, they held our reservation for us, although we were 15 minutes late. Thank for that! After all the hassle, an average sushi dinner."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I grew up in Sonoma and have been skeptical about Shiso ever since I heard about it - but finally broke down and went this weekend. What a surprise! Food was on point, service was friendly and efficient, and the wine pour was generous! We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Wonderful service, casual-contemporary atmosphere and the best sushi I've ever had. Chef's specials are inventive, fresh and incredibly delicious. We've already recommended to friends as a perfect date night spot. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/31/2013